So You Want To Laser?
October 26, 2016
Methods of Hair Removal & Their Benefits
Laser Hair Removal
How It Works: Laser penetrates the skin to target the hair shaft and inhibit hair growth. It essentially destroys the follicle, meaning it can achieve permanent removal. Typically, the hair in treated areas falls out within 2-3 weeks.
Best For: People with hair darker than their skin. The laser needs to be able to lock on to the dark pigment in order to differentiate the dark hair from the skin.
Pros: Great for long-term hair removal in all areas. It causes no damage to the dermis, so even the most sensitive skin can be treated.
Tips: While it may seem expensive, in the long run, many consider laser hair removal to be an investment that can pay off. It is the most effective and cost-effective treatment, considering how much one can spend over a lifetime with options such as waxing.
How It Works: Electrolysis uses a fine, needle-shaped electrode to apply an electrical current to the hair follicle.
Best For: Small areas such as the eyebrows, upper lip, and underarms, as it treats each hair and follicle individually, which is time-consuming but effective.
Pros: Can permanently remove hair and is suitable for very fine and light-colored hair, unlike laser, which works best on darker hair.
Tips: Dehydrated follicles can be more difficult to treat, so be sure to drink plenty of water the day before, the day of, and the day after your treatment.
Many clients see the benefit of doing laser hair removal treatments first then moving on to electrolysis to remove the fine, light hairs.
Laser Hair Removal with our Soprano Ice System allows us to treat many different skin types which is a bonus for those clients who feel they may not be a suitable candidate for laser hair removal treatments.
With the popularity of Microblading and Permanent Makeup, it’s no wonder that Electrolysis is making a come back in a big way. Unfortunately, for laser hair removal treatments, some areas cannot be treated due to sensitivity and safety. That’s where Electrolysis comes in; with minimal restrictions Electrolysis can remove unwanted hair permanently.